Policy Overview

2008-2009 Connecticut

Charter Schools

Metrics #
Charter Law
State Has Charter Law Yes
Year of Charter School Law 1996
Charter Cap
State-Imposed Cap on Charter Schools Yes
Description of Cap

Limits student enrollment: 250 students or 25% of the district; 300 students or 25% of district for K8 schools; 85 students per grade for charters with demonstrated record of acheivement

Charter Funding
State Provides Funding for Charter Schools Yes
Description of Funding

For the two-year budget cycle starting on July 1, 2006, the state provides $10 million in bond financing to cover facilities costs at existing charter schools, disbursed through a competitive application process.